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O F F I C I A L M AGA Z I N E O F T H E B U I L D I N G I N D US T R Y AS SO C I AT I O N O F C E N T R A L SO U T H C A RO L I N A January/February 2019

The exclusive magazine of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina


Jennifer Harding 2019 BIA President

2019 Board of Directors Elected page 4

Custom Building & Remodeling Awards page 3

2018 BIA Members of the Year page 6


January/February 2019

The exclusive magazine of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina




The BIA of Central SC and the Remodelers Council are pleased to present the Central SC Building & Remodeling Awards. This awards program is comprised of the annual Columbia Remodelers Awards (CRAs) and the new Custom Building Awards (CBAs). Special thanks to Columbia Metropolitan magazine for sponsoring the program and to The Building Center for sponsoring the CRAs.

Columbia Remodelers Award Winners: Best Kitchen Remodel Wise Guys Home Improvement

Best Universal Design Bath Remodel Kehoe Constructors, LLC

Best Large Kitchen Remodel Palmetto Construction & Renovations

Best Full Renovation (1,800 – 4,000 sq. ft.) Palmetto Construction & Renovations

Best Bath Remodel Wise Guys Home Improvement

Best Full Renovation (4,000+ sq. ft.) Capital Kitchan & Bath

Best Large Bath RemodeL Capital Kitchen & Bath

Best Outdoor Living Palmetto Construction & Renovations

Custom Building Award Winners: $300,000 to $350,000 Paradime Construction, Inc.

$450,000 to $500,000 Gallup & LaFitte, Inc.

$400,000 to $450,000 Gallup & LaFitte, Inc.

$500,000 to $550,000 Gallup & LaFitte, Inc.

Please visit BIAofCentralSC.com and click Building & Remodeling Awards under the Calendar & Events Tab to see all of the entries and winners. Remodelers, start collecting before and after photos from your projects so you can enter the 18th annual CRAs. The entry deadline for the next cycle of awards will be in May 2019.

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Jennifer Harding (Center) of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is the 2019 BIA President. She is pictured with eight BIA Past Presidents (left to right) David Clark, James G. Graves, Steve Hendrix, Dottie LaFitte, David Tuttle, Mike Satterfield, Bart Bartlett and Mike Lowman.

Jennifer Harding was elected as 2019 President of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA), at the Annual Meeting of the Membership held October 9, 2018. She will assume the duties of President in January 2019. Although born in Macon, Georgia Mrs. Harding considers Miami, Florida her hometown. She lived in Miami for 20 years and attended North Miami Senior High and then attained a degree in Marketing from the University of Florida/Florida International University. After her newspaper career, she began her real estate career as a Realtor with Century 21 and then VP of Relocation for Russell & Jeffcoat and Coldwell Banker. She is now Vice President, Business Solutions with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. She is active in the community serving on various clubs and organizations including the Public Policy Commission of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Junior League, and Youth Corps. She is an Area Director for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and is President of the Columbia Executives & Owners Association. Mrs. Harding is married to Steve Harding and they have two children, Matthew and Jacob. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, shopping and wine tastings. Serving as officers of the BIA are Thom Chumney of Southern Traditional Homes as Vice President; Kim O’Quinn, Mungo Homes, Associates Vice 4 www.BIAofCentralSC.com


President; R.B. Gallup of Gallup & LaFitte – Design-Build as Treasurer; Stan O’Brien, Paradime Construction as Secretary. Mike Satterfield of Great Southern Homes will serve as Immediate Past President. In addition, the membership elected two Associates Directors and three Builder Director to the board each for two-year terms. The Associate Directors are Kimberly Branham of Synovus Mortgage and Richard Hitchler of 84 Lumber. The new Builder Directors are Mike Cancilla of Essex Homes; Matt Mungo of Mungo Homes; and Shelton Twine of Great Southern Homes. Chairpersons of BIA councils and chapters also have a seat on the Board of Directors. Included are Wes McManus of Harbinger Homes serving as Chairman of the High Performance Building Council; Tim Kehoe of Kehoe Constructors serving as Chairman of the BIA Remodelers Council; Lee Glaze of SCE&G serving as Chairman of the Sumter/Clarendon Chapter; Mark Hood of Hood Construction serving as Chairman of the Commercial Council; Sally Rymer-Hoard serving as Chairwoman of the Sales and Marketing Council; and, Kevin Steelman of LandTech Inc. of SC serving as Chairman of the Land Development Council. Mrs. Harding was installed as President of the association at the annual BIA Holiday Ball on December 14, 2018. All new board members began their terms in January 2019. Learn more about the BIA of Central SC at www. BIAofCentralSC.com.

BIA President Jennifer Harding installs the 2019 Board of Directors during the BIA Holiday Ball. www.BIAofCentralSC.com 5



Stan O’Brien of Paradime Construction Inc. is named BIA Builder Member of the Year

Brandon Jeffcoat of Clark’s Termite & Pest Control is the 2018 BIA Associate Member of the Year

Members of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA) voted for their choice of nominees for the Byron Crosthwaite Builder Member of the Year Award and the Associate Member of the Year Award. The Byron Crosthwaite Builder Member of the Year is Stan O’Brien of Paradime Construction, Inc. O’Brien was born in Watertown, NY and his family moved to South Carolina when he was young. He attended Stratford High School in Goose Creek, SC and continued his education at Clemson University where he attained a BS in Architecture in 1992 and a BS in Construction Science in 1993. After college, O’Brien worked at Shugart Enterprises in Winston-Salem, NC and then relocated to Columbia, SC in 1999 when he founded his own custom home building company, Paradime Construction, Inc. O’Brien and his wife, Kristen, have two sons, Trey and Evan. O’Brien joined the association in 1999 and became more active in the association in 2007 when the High Performance Building Council was formed by members. He joined the Executive Committee and was elected Chairman of the Council in 2014. He was involved in developing the council’s Certified High Performance (CHiP) Home Program and has built certified homes, including the first one in the program that now boasts nearly 5000 certified homes. O’Brien has also been an active member in the BIA’s Building Code Review Committee for many years. He has spent countless hours at many meetings to help keep building 6 www.BIAofCentralSC.com

AssociationNews codes robust yet cost effective and usable by all builders in the state. In 2016, O’Brien helped develop the BIA Remodelers Council’s Certified Universal Living Program and built the first three certified homes in the program. He is currently a Builder Director on the BIA Board of Directors. The 2018 BIA Associate Member of the Year is Brandon Jeffcoat of Clark’s Termite & Pest Control. He served on the BIA Board of the Board of Directors as the 2018 Associates Vice President and on the SMC Board of Directors as Chair of the Program Committee. In addition, he serves on the committees for the BIA Golf Classic and the Michael P. Nieri Bass Classic and he is Chief Oyster Cooker for the annual BIG THURSDAY Rivalry Party. A previous recipient of the SMC Member of the Year, he volunteers to deliver school supplies for St. Lawrence Place. The Commercial Contractor of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding Commercial Contractor member company of the BIA of Central South Carolina, and the award goes to 84 Lumber. Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, 84 Lumber is a privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber has been recognized on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Largest Private Companies and was also recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers in 2016 and 2017. The company participated in the 2018 Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show by bringing in a tiny home for display. They are also the presenting sponsor at the annual BIA Golf Classic that benefits the Building Industry Charitable Foundation. The BIA Corporate Member of the Year is Southeastern Insurance Consultants, LLC (SIC). They are an independent insurance sales/consulting agency specializing in both individual and group health, life, and retirement licensed products for customers with a

Ed Byrd of SIC accepts the company’s award as 2018 Corporate Member of the Year Richard Hitchler of 84 Lumber accepts the award naming the company the 2018 BIA Commercial Contractor of the Year. www.BIAofCentralSC.com 7


AssociationNews focus on insurance needs for the construction industry. SIC was founded in 2000 by Eric Wells and George Routon. Ed Byrd merged his firm (Professional Group Benefits, LLC/dba Norris-Byrd Group Benefits) with SIC in 2007. Byrd joined the HBA of Greater Columbia (now BIA of Central South Carolina) in 1987, and currently serves on the Remodelers Council Executive Committee. He has been nominated by the National Association of Home Builders as the 2018 Associate of the Year. SIC employees are active in many clubs and committees in the BIA and can be found at many events serving up BBQ and fixin’s that they prepare. C. David Tuttle of Lake Carolina Development, Inc. was named the Richard N. Sendler award winner. This award is voted on by past presidents and associate vice presidents of the Building Industry Association and the recipient must project a community image that adds stature to the association; exemplify standards promoted and supported by the association; institute innovative and creative ideas that have improved the housing industry and have unquestionable character and integrity. Saluda Hill, Inc. was named Trade Contractor of the Year by vote of the Builder Members of the association. Saluda Hill, Inc. has been a member of the BIA since 2005 and have been active members since that time, participating in various association events including the Parade of Homes and the Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show. The Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina would like to commend the award winners on their hard work and dedication throughout the year. They have not only served the building industry well, but the Columbia community and the entire state have benefited from their dedication and work.

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Pre Eric Fannin & Wendell Furtick of Saluda Hill, Inc. accept the 2018 BIA Trade Partner of the Year Award



The annual BIA Clay Shoot presented by Comporium was held on Friday, September 21 at Hermitage Farms in Camden, SC. The event sends multiple 4-person teams through a series of clay shooting stations in an effort to hit as many of the disks as possible. The team with the most hit clays wins.

First Place

Most freed clay pigeons

Second Place

Winner of the shotgun raffle supporting the Marcus Lattimore Foundation:

Ralph Norman and Dottie LaFitte

Immediately following the Clay Shoot we had a lunch honoring local public officials. We were pleased to have SC Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk, SC Senator Thomas McElveen, Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns, Kershaw County Councilman Al Bozard, and Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter. We were also honored to have U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman at the event. Build PAC Trustee Dottie LaFitte was on hand to welcome the Congressman and present a check in support of his campaign. Thanks to the participants and many companies who helped by sponsoring these events. Presenting Sponsor:

Event Sponsors:

Shooting Station Sponsors: Clark’s Termite & Pest Control Meridian Brick & Masonry Supply NORITZ America www.BIAofCentralSC.com 9



The Building Industry Association on September 13 held a general membership meeting at The Hall at Senate’s End in Columbia. Over 200 members attended the lunch meeting sponsored by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and Allied Air Enterprises. This meeting featured the presentation of the Central SC Building & Remodeling Awards. The awards are comprised of the long-running Columbia Remodelers Awards (CRAs) and the new Custom Building Awards (CBAs). See all of the entries and winners at our website. We thank all of the members who entered and congratulate the winners. See page 3. Our special guest speaker was Marcus Lattimore, Director of Player Development and former University of S. Carolina running back. He spoke to the crowd about his life experiences and time with the football team. He delivered a message of believing in one’s self, setting long term goals and the importance of surrounding yourself with good people to help you achieve those goals. We welcomed new members into the BIA (see page 20) and presented SPIKE Club Awards to those who have reached new levels in the club. Thanks to Matt Arnold, Patrick Bukszar, Robert LaFitte, Jennifer Harding, Mike Satterfield and Gary Pickren for their continued efforts in recruiting new members in the organization.

Special guest speaker Marcus Lattimore with BIA Past President Dottie LaFitte

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Thanks to our SPIKES! Left to right: Jennifer Harding, Mike Satterfield, Matt Arnold, Patrick Bukszar, Robert LaFitte and Gary Pickren



On October 9, the membership met for the BIA Annual Meeting & SPIKE Night at the Hunter Gatherer Brewery located in the Curtiss-Wright Hangar in Columbia. The new brewery offered plenty of indoor and outdoor space for networking between members as they enjoyed locally-brewed beers and locally-sourced foods. Although the program for the meeting was short, we did hold elections for the 2019 BIA Board of Directors, the 2019 Remodelers Council Executive Committee and the 2019 High Performance Building Council Executive Committee. The Annual Meeting is also SPIKE Night. Members who bring at least six new members into the association join the SPIKE Club. All SPIKEs at the meeting were given a limited-edition BIA beer stein as a thank you for their efforts. We welcomed Mike Cancilla of Essex Homes into the club and awarded Mike Satterfield of Great Southern Homes as 2018 SPIKE of the Year. Congratulations to these two gentlemen and thanks to all members who help to grow the association. This meeting was also the first round of the BIA Corn Hole Tournament sponsored by Brabham Griffin Insurance and Central Insurance Companies. Sixteen teams played down to the final four during the meeting. The final four would progress to the finals to be held in November during the BIG THURSDAY Rivalry Party.

Annual Meeting Sponsors:

BIA Corn Hole Tournament Sponsors:

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REMODELERS COUNCIL The Remodelers Council is a group made up of members who specialize in remodeling and associated trades. Formed in 1986, the council has many long-time members and new members alike. They meet quarterly for educational meetings and in other months for social meetings and After Hours events at members’ places of business. In 2016, the council developed the Universal Living Certification that helps new home builders build and certify homes that are designed for inhabitants of all ages and abilities. Learn more about this certification program at www.CertifiedUniversalLiving.com or contact Bin Wilcenski at the BIA Office. Membership in the Remodelers Council is $95/year for BIA Members and $200/year for non-members.

Tim Kehoe elected 2019 Chairman

The membership of the Remodelers Council voted Tim Kehoe of Kehoe Constructors, LLC as Chairman of the council. Tim assumed the role on January 1, 2019 and will serve as Chairman until December 31, 2019. We welcome Sharon Cross of Gateway Supply and Ryan Parsons of Practically Perfect to the committee as new Members-at-Large. Special thanks to our outgoing Chairman, Jim Evatt of Palmetto Construction & Renovations. He will remain on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chairwoman through 2019. Thanks also to Jennifer Cannon for her service on the Executive Committee over the years, as she is leaving the committee this year.

2019 Remodelers Council Executive Committee: Chairman: Tim Kehoe, Kehoe Constructors, LLC Vice Chair: Kristen Meetze, Capital Kitchen & Bath Treasurer/Secretary: Ed Byrd, Southeastern Insurance Consultants


 Chuck Grimsley, Grimsley Builders (‘19) Sharon Cross, Gateway Supply (‘19) Raleigh Gold, Gold Guard Pest Control (’20) Ryan Parsons, Practically Perfect (’20)    Jeremy Sheckell, ProSource of Irmo (‘20)

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Jim Evatt, Palmetto Construction & Renovations


Upcoming Remodelers Council Events: Tuesday, January 29 Remodelers After Hours, 5:30 p.m. Creative Tile (new location)

Tuesday, February 26

Quarterly Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Seawell’s

Tuesday, March 26

Remodelers After Hours, 5:30 p.m. Southern Custom Doors & Hardware (new location)

Quarterly Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Seawell’s

Tuesday, April 23

Tuesday, May 7 Deadline for Columbia Remodelers Award (CRA) Entries Tuesday, May 28 Remodelers After Hours, 5:30 p.m. Century Glass (new location)

Tuesday, July 30

Tuesday, August 27

Remodelers Council Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Seawell’s Remodelers After Hours, 5:30 p.m., AVAILABLE – Contact Bin Wilcenski to host

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The Sales & Marketing Council of Columbia (SMC) encourages and maintains a high quality of sales and marketing expertise through educational programs, networking opportunities and recognition for its members. The SMC exists within the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA of Central SC) to educate and improve the sales and marketing skills of member builders, REALTORS®, on-site sales representatives and industry support members.   Mission of the Sales and Marketing Council shall be to promote a high level of professionalism through education, community involvement, and the exchange of ideas while enhancing relationships in delivering the American Dream.

2019 SMC Officers Chairman: Sally Rymer-Hoard Essex Homes Vice Chair: Jeremy Gould, Keller Williams Columbia           Treasurer: Kimberly Branham, Synovus Mortgage Corp.            Secretary: Amy Caskey, Irmo Lock Company

2018 Committee Chairs: Past Chairman’s Committee: Kim O’Quinn, Mungo Homes Immediate Past Chairman: Kim O’Quinn, Mungo Homes Past Chairman: Zeke Riddle, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Publicity/Marketing Chair: Jimmy Martin, Coldwell Banker Residential Group Vice Chairman: Kirk Litton, Midlands Media Group Social Media Ambassador: Heather McDonald, LawyerLisa Membership Co-Chairs: Parris Claytor, McDonnell & Associates PA, and Brandon Jeffcoat, Clark’s Termite & Pest Control 14 www.BIAofCentralSC.com

AssociationNews Program Co-Chairs: Carley Welsh, SCE&G Gas Co. and Tara Price, Resource Realty Group Education Chairman: Owen Edwards, Guild Mortgage Company ABC’s of Building Liaison: Robert Penny, Great Southern Homes REGAL Chairman: Susan Brownlee, Mungo Homes REGAL Vice Chairman: Beth Walker, Guild Mortgage Ambassador Chairman: Renee Richardson, Geiger Ambassador Vice Chairman: Ray Brown, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Community Service Chairman: Claudia Satterfield, Clark’s Termite & Pest Control Vice Chairman: Morgan Whalen, Loan Depot

2019 SMC Meetings Wednesday, January 16

Cocktails & Connections, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 23

New Home Bus Tour – Lexington, 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, February 20

Cocktails & Connections, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 23

REGAL Awards Black & White Gala, 6:00 p.m., CMCC

Wednesday, March 20

Cocktails & Connections, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 28

Quarterly Meeting, 8:45 a.m., Spirit Communications Park

Wednesday, April 17

Cocktails & Connections, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24

New Home Bus Tour – Chapin, 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, June 27

Quarterly Meeting, 8:45 a.m., Spirit Communications Park

Wednesday, July 24

New Home Bus Tour – Northeast Columbia, 9:00 a.m.


4th annual POUR WAR

Thursday, September 26

Quarterly Meeting, 8:45 a.m., Spirit Communications Park

Thursday, October 17

Chili for Charity

Wednesday, October 23

New Home Bus Tour – Downtown/Southeast, 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 5

Annual Meeting, 8:45 a.m., Spirit Communications Park

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The 8th annual Chili for Charity Cook-off was held Thursday, October 4th in the Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC parking lot off Huger Street in downtown Columbia. Twenty-seven SMC Member companies entered the competition and cooked a wide array of chili’s on a hot October day. A blind tasting was held by impartial judges and they crowned The Best Dang Chili, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Celebrity judges visited all of the chili stations and awarded Best Booth. Attendees voted for their favorite chili and decided the People’s Choice Best Chili.

Best Dang Chili: Palmetto Mortgage Group

Second Place: Great Southern Homes

Third Place: Home Pest Control

Honorable Mention: McDonnell & Associates

People’s Choice: Mungo Homes

Best Booth: Essex Homes, SE

Thanks to our sponsors and to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winners. This event raised $6,500 for The Therapy Place. Join us for the next chili cook off on October 17 and see if you can make the Best Dang Chili in 2019.

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Entertainment Sponsor:

Presenting Sponsor:

Event Sponsors:


Christmas with St. Lawrence Place

The SMC once again adopted families from St. Lawrence Place in December and provided needed items including home goods, kitchen wares, blankets and toys. Through the generosity of our SMC Membership, we were able to donate over $1,500 worth of items to the families.

Get on the bus in 2019

SCE&G Natural Gas and the Sales & Marketing Council present a series of New Home Bus Tours in 2019. REALTORSŽ and Real Estate Agents can take the tours for just $10 each and see up to five new home communities in one morning. The first tour will be in Lexington County and is sponsored by New American Funding. See our website at BIAofCentralSC.com for seating availability and future tour dates. Bus Sponsorships are available and include two seats on the bus with the agents. Contact Katie Kartanos if you’d like to sponsor a tour or have your neighborhood featured on a tour.

REGAL Awards

The 30th annual REGAL Awards will be held in 2019. We are now accepting entries on-line at BIAofCentralSC.com. Award winners will be revealed at the Black & White Gala to be held Saturday, February 23rd at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Tickets and Sponsorships are available now at our website or by contacting Katie Kartanos at the BIA office. www.BIAofCentralSC.com 17


HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING COUNCIL The High Performance Building Council (HPBC) was formed in 2007 by members of the Building Industry Association of Central SC (BIA) who were interested in learning more about sustainable residential construction and who had green products and services available in the marketplace. Today, the council enjoys a membership comprised of various members of the BIA in home building, remodeling and many different trade partners specializing in all sorts of green products and services. Members meet once a month for a Membership Meeting, On-site Experience or other educational and networking meeting.  The HPBC is also the certifying agent of the Certified High Performance (CHiP) Home program.  The program is designed so that any home builder can pick it up and build a third-party verified, high performance home.  Learn more about the CHiP Home Program at www. CHiPHomeProgram.com or contact Bin Wilcenski at the BIA Office.

Wes McManus elected 2019 HPBC Chairman

The membership of the High Performance Building Council (HPBC) elected Wes McManus of Harbinger Homes as 2019 Chairman. Wes assumed his new role on January 1, 2019 and will serve through December 31, 2019. We also welcome Jesse Burke of Burke Engineering, LLC to the Executive Committee in an Advisory Position. Special thanks to Charlie Barber of Essex Homes. Charlie served as Chairman of the HPBC in 2018. Charlie brought a great deal of knowledge and connections to the council. He will remain on the committee as Immediate Past Chair in 2019. Thanks also to Jenny Nettles for her service to the council over the years. She will be leaving the committee at the end of 2018.

2019 HPBC Executive Committee:

Chairman: Wes McManus, Harbinger Homes Vice Chair: Trevor Michael, Piedmont Home Energy Treasurer/Secretary: Charley Weir, The Building Center

Advisory Positions:

 James Smith, Great Southern Homes (‘19)    Mark Bostic, Square One Design Service (‘20)    Jesse Burke, Burke Engineering, LLC (‘20)

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Immediate Past Chairman Charlie Barber, Essex Homes


Upcoming Meetings and Events Thursday, January 24 Thursday, February 21 Thursday, March 21 Thursday, April 18

HPBC General Meeting, 5:30 p.m. HPBC Power Lunch sponsored by The Building Center HPBC General Meeting, 5:30 p.m. On-site Experience

Join the CHiP Home Program in 2019

The Certified High Performance (CHiP) Home Program is designed for any builder to pick up and use to build homes more water and energy efficient, use less resources and have better indoor air quality than traditionally built homes. Make the decision to build your homes to the program in 2019 and give your customers the peace of mind that a third-party certification brings. Thanks to our CHiP Builder Partners: Epic Homes, LLC, Essex Homes, Great Southern Homes and new in 2019, Southern Traditional Homes. All homes built by these companies are CHiP Homes.

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WELCOME NEW BIA MEMBERS Welcome all of the new BIA Members over the past few months. Here’s everyone who joined the association from September – December 2018. Make a note of these folks and remember, it’s good business to do business with a member! New members recognized during the September and October BIA Membership Meetings

Blueprint advertising opportunities available. Contact Bin Wilcenski at (803) 256-6238. Ask about BIA Member discounts!

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Company – Member Name


323 Construction - Joshua Love Ameris Bank - Daniel Atkins Aqueous Environmental, LLC - Brian Taylor Arcadia Homes, Inc. - AJ Foard Argos Ready Mix - Tim Baert C & C Builders of Columbia, Inc. - Dakota Shoars Capital Waste Services - Mike Coppney Chemstation - Brian Golbus Executive Construction, LLC - Brian Graber Floor Boys, LLC - Michael Bordwine Great Southern Homes, Inc. - Healy Baxter Great Southern Homes, Inc. - Jerry Baxter Hawkins HVAC Distributors, Inc. - Joe Hawkins Home Energy Group - Noe Montalvo Lake Carolina Properties, Inc. - Donna Sue Jones LawyerLisa, LLC - Heather McDonald McCaskill Renovations - Harry McCaskill Mortgage Options - Delaine Law Mortgage Options – Teri Smith Mungo Homes - Stuart Wickersham Palmetto Insurance Group, LLC - Thomas Peacock Rinnai - Ric Mitro Rush Heating and Cooling Inc. - John Rush Shealy Truck Center - Steven Gardner Shirey Heating and Air - Malynda Shirey Southeastern Underdeck Systems – Heath Bowman Spectrum Reach – Lisa Marie Field The Camp Cole Foundation, Inc. – Kelsey Carter Thermafab - Ken Pickle United Real Estate - Cameron Flemming Wade Jurney Homes, LLC – Kelly Scott Waste Management of SC, Inc. – Vanessa Trimnal Water Systems Inc. of West Columbia - Jay Kates Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Tina Edge

(803) 605-7033 (803) 808-4227 (803) 351-5189 (803) 699-7332 (803) 260-7204 (803) 736-5008 (803) 814-0040 (803) 252-3534 (803) 200-9055 (803) 359-0507 (803) 699-4734 (803) 699-4734 (704) 900-6240 (713) 283-3871 (803) 600-3766 (803) 563-5163 (803) 309-2770 (706) 987-0660 (803) 206-0670 (803) 749-9000 (803) 738-8183 (704) 724-7254 (864) 229-9117 (803) 727-1941 (803) 791-1610 (678) 765-7686 (803) 873-8536 (803) 315-0568 (803) 794-2543 (803) 269-1078 (336) 282-3606 (803) 543-4558 (803) 755-0090 (704) 929-2675



On Thursday, November 16 over 300 members and guests attended the annual BIA BIG THURSDAY Rivalry Party at Carolina Haven in Columbia. The event featured steamed oysters, chicken bog, open bars and live entertainment by Jeff Lucero. The event is a great networking opportunity for members and is a great party celebrating one of the longest running football rivalries in America – Clemson vs. Univ. of S. Carolina. The oyster cooking team from Clark’s Pest Control turned out nearly 30 bushels of steamed-to-perfection oysters, the chicken bog was delicious and the VIP area was out of control with great food, champagne, and craft beer selections. For the second time BIG THURSDAY was host to the finals of the BIA Corn Hole Tournament. Sixteen teams of two started play at the Annual Meeting in October and the final four teams met at BIG THURSDAY and played for all the glory. Congratulations to Charlie Barber of Essex Homes and his wife, Lani, who came out victorious in the competition. We’ll be looking for 16 more teams to compete next year. See if you have what it takes to defeat Charlie and Lani and take home the trophies. Championship Level Sponsors:

MVP Level Sponsors:

Heisman Level Sponsors:

Corn Hole Tournament Sponsors:

Aqueous Environmental, LLC Blair Cato Pickren Casterline, LLC Carolina Fresh Farms Home Pest Control Company, Inc. Meridian Brick & Masonry Supply Synovus Mortgage Corp. www.BIAofCentralSC.com 21


2019 BIA CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE Here’s a quick look at what we have planned for 2019. Please note that all dates and times are subject to change. See the calendar at BIAofCentralSC.com for the best information and login in at the site to register for meetings and events.

Members are reminded to login at BIAofCentralSC.com to register for meetings. We recently upgraded the on-line member experience so all members will have to re-create login credentials. If you haven’t done so already, follow these steps: 1. Click “Member Login” at the top of any page at BIAofCentralSC.com 2. Click “Not yet registered? Sign up now.” 3. Enter the e-mail address we have on file for you 4. Open the e-mail the system sends and follow the instructions. If you have any problems, contact us at (803) 256-6238 or e-mail info@ columbiabuilders.com

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January 17 23 February 13 14 19 – 21 23 26 March 7 8 – 10 13 April 3 10 11 24 26 May 8 9 16 June 4–6 7 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 12 July 16 16 August 9 – 11 14 15 September 11 19 October 9 10 17 23 November 13 21 December 6

BIA Table Top Night, 5:30 p.m., The Oaks New Home Bus Tour – Lexington, 9:00 a.m. Builder Workshop, 8:30 a.m., SCE&G Lexington BIA General Membership Meeting, Noon NAHB International Builders’ Show, Las Vegas REGAL Awards Gala, 6:00 p.m., Columbia Metro Conv. Center Construction Industry Job Shadow Day Home Show Member Preview, 6:00 p.m., SC State Fairgrounds Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show Building Quality Forum, 8:30 a.m., SCE&G Lexington HBA of SC Bird Supper, 6:00 p.m., SC State Museum Builder Workshop, 8:30 a.m., SCE&G Lexington Builder/REALTOR Fish Fry, 6:00 p.m., Pine Island New Home Bus Tour – Chapin, 9:00 a.m. M.P. Nieri Bass Classic, Lake Murray Building Quality Forum, 8:30 a.m., SCE&G Lexington BIA General Membership Meeting, Noon BIA Golf Classic, Ft. Jackson Golf Club Bus Trip to Washington D.C. TOUR OF HOMES Sneak Peek TOUR OF HOMES Builder Workshop, 8:30 a.m., SCE&G Lexington Building Quality Forum, 8:00 a.m., Seawell’s Builder Speed Networking, 8:30 a.m., Seawell’s HBA of SC State Convention, Hilton Head Island Builder Workshop, 8:30 a.m., SCE&G Lexington BIA General Membership Meeting Building Quality Forum – HVAC, 8:30 a.m., SCE&G Lexington BIA General Membership Meeting Builder Workshop, 8:30 a.m., SCE&G Lexington BIA Annual Meeting, 5:30 p.m. SMC Chili for Charity, 6:00 p.m. New Home Bus Tour – Downtown/Southeast, 9:00 a.m. Building Quality Forum, 8:30 a.m., SCE&G Lexington BIG THURSDAY Rivalry Party, 6:00 p.m., Carolina Haven BIA Holiday Ball, 6:30 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton




2018 Golf Tournament The Sumter/Clarendon Chapter of the BIA held their annual Golf Tournament on October 29 at the Beech Creek Golf Club in Sumter. Sixty-four members and guests hit the links for a great day of golf. Special thanks to all of the sponsors who helped make the day possible. We invite all BIA Members who do business in Sumter and/or Clarendon to participate in the 2019 tournament.

Sponsors: Advantage Realty

Gainey Construction Company, LLC

Ard’s Appliance Sales & Service

Great Southern Homes, Inc.

Argos Ready Mix


Bank of Clarendon

Meridian Brick & Masonry Supply

Black River Electric Cooperative

S.C. Electric & Gas Co.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Southeastern Insurance Co


Southern Custom Doors & Hardware

Farmers Telephone Cooperative

Summit Development, Inc./Dunlap Properties

First Place – Clark’s Termite & Pest Control

Second Place – SCE&G

December Meeting A joint meeting with the Sumter Board of REALTORS was held on December 5 for an update on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan with George McGregor, Director, Sumter City-County Planning Department. The Plan represents the Sumter community’s collective land use vision for the future. It is the policy document which guides where Sumter will develop, how it will develop, and what that development will look like. Learn more at www.Sumter2040.com. www.BIAofCentralSC.com 23

Blueprint January/February 2019